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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 42

santoshat anuttamas sukhalabhah ||42||

संतोषातनुत्तमस्सुखलाभः ॥४२॥

saṁtoṣāt-anuttamas-sukhalābhaḥ ||42||

An attitude of contentment (santosha) gives rise to unexcelled happiness, mental comfort, joy, and satisfaction. ||42||


saṁtoṣāt = (abl. sg. m. from santoṣa) contentment
anuttamaḥ = (nom. sg. m. from anuttama) unexcelled; extreme; supreme
sukha = (iic.) pleasure; happiness; comfort; satisfaction
lābhaḥ = (nom. sg. m. from lābha) attained

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